Martin M. Madden, 52 of Baden, died on October 23, 2021at Heritage Valley Sewickley, after a brief illness. Born at Sewickley Valley Hospital on June 18, 1969, he was the son of the late Martin J. Madden and Joan Sabo Madden. Martin was a 1987 graduate of Ambridge Area High School and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. in Liberal Arts.
Always a sports enthusiast, Martin loved the Penguins, Steelers and his Nittany Lions. He played hockey, football and soccer in his youth, worked as an intramural hockey referee during his years at Penn State and coached youth hockey and soccer. Later, he loved coaching both of his children through soccer and watching them under the Friday night lights. Most recently, he returned to caddying at Sewickley Heights Golf Club, where he started at age 14 and where he was at peace.
Martin was a gifted cook. He owned his own catering business for many years and most recently was employed as a Sous Chef with AVI Food Systems in Warrendale, PA. Martin often showed his love for others through his love of food. He passionately spent every holiday, party and special occasion filling the kitchen with delicious aromas. For those who were close to Martin, you knew he was a man of very few words, but instead chose to speak through food.
Martin also spoke through service. If he saw someone in need and he could help, he always did, without fail. Whether it was volunteering in the color guard for veteran's funerals at American Legion Post 308, organizing spaghetti dinners or beef & beer fundraisers to help a local day care center or sick friends, cleaning the fryers and helping with the wing bashes at American Legion Post 641 or helping friends and neighbors with home projects, his hard work and compassion benefited many.
He is survived by his children, who were his pride and joy, Melissa Jo Madden of Chalfont, PA and Brian David Madden, a Junior at Penn State; his former wife, Beth Madden of Warrington, PA; his devoted sister and brother-in-law, Jessica Madden Briggs and Paul Briggs of Economy Borough; his uncle, Pat Martin of Baden; his life-long friend, Jim Hartle and many cousins and friends, here at home and in the Philadelphia area.
Honoring his wishes a private Memorial Gathering will be held later in November. Martin's family would like to thank Dr. Nicholas Mahoney, Dr. Richard Schollaert and all of the doctors, nurses and staff of the Emergency Department, Five West and the Critical Care Unit of Heritage Valley Sewickley for their compassionate care and professionalism. Many thanks to Bob, Linda and Jack of BOHN-MATICH FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES,INC., for going above and beyond.
If one would so desire, memorial contributions may be made in Martin's memory to the Heritage Valley Health System Foundation at 420 Rouser Road, Suite 102, Moon Twp., PA 15108 or to the Sons of the American Legion, Post 641, 271 State Street, Baden, PA 15005.
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